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-called fiscal cliff negotiations, speaker boehner asked him sometime in the past week or so to play that role. that sent shock waves through us, because we thought, here is a leader who was basically ending medicare and medicaid as we know it. he is now going to be part of the conversation. >> it seems like with the debt ceiling, this time around with the fiscal cliff, but they're both taking a more active role than they did with the debt ceiling negotiations in 2011. there is more media rallies. what did you learn from last summer 2011 that has changed the approach? >> the grand bargain that had been framed is alarming to us. we thought we needed to do was both represent the interests of the people in our unions that are working people, and together with "move on" members and center for community change, to continue to echo what we believe american people said in the election. people want change. they want more fairness in the tax system in this country. we need to be able to stimulate private sector job creation by infrastructure investment and building roads, bridges, and schools. we want
's good. thank you for that, dylan. >>> let's go to front-page politics. the fiscal cliff negotiations are set to take place this week. in washington today, we heard both sides staking out their positions. here's democratic senator carl levin on "meet the press." >> the key is whether the republicans will move away from the rigid position which has been the grover norquist pledge that they signed that they will not go away for additional revenues. >> the gop rejecting the decade-old pledge. here's what norquist said about cham bliss. >> the commitment that he made to the people of georgia was not to me. it was to the people of georgia that he would go to washington to reduce government spending and reform government, not raise taxes. if he wants to change his mind and become a tax increaser so we don't have to reform government, he needs to have that conversation with the people of georgia. >>> >> and new today, congressman peter king on the controversy. >> i agree with chambliss. if i were in congress in 1941, i would have signed al declaration of war against japan. i'm not going to d
this is our own fiscal cliff negotiating session. which three programs that can possibly be cut absolutely must be walled off from being cut if these investments are to be maintained and not hurt the country in the future. dr. fauntroy. >> i will put it in this context. the entire budget of the u.s. department of education is less than 2% of the entire budget. will have no impact on the federal budget. you can eliminate the entire u.s. department of education budget and it will not have any impact. it is shortsighted and it will harm us in the long term. the higher levels of education people have, the more they are earning on average and the more they are paid in taxes and the less likely they are to be unemployed and getting food stamps and other social services. it helps not just people as people, but it helps the economy, the government, and competitiveness. we have already had in the last 8 years that congress has them -- eliminate funding for some programs. they eliminated the low hanging fruit. the programs left our funding for kids with disabilities, funding for high poverty schools
over each other] liz: putting obamacare into the fiscal cliff negotiations so for two large drugstore chains to say you got to get going. gerri: interesting to see if he derail everything. liz: they have a seat at the table. is not political. it seems to when you read what they say it is not like they are saying we want a voice in what is going on. there saying our customers are concerned. of course it is a revenue problem. shoppers and consumers are not coming in because they're worried about the fiscal cliff. gerri: all singing the with one voice. interesting to see if anybody hears that. thanks for coming on. appreciate it. guess what else has joined the fiscal liftoff? the federal gas tax, special interests in washington are pushing for an increase in the gas tax which has been stuck at the same rate for 20 years. right now the federal gas excise tax stands at 18.4 presented gallon. it raises $37 billion a year from american motorists but the federal government spent more than that, $52 billion a year on highways so there's a $15 billion shortfall which has to be borrow and added
compromise. athena joan has been following the fiscal cliff negotiations. >> martin, with congress returning this weekend, not much public evidence of any real progress on a deal the avoid the fiscal cliff. folks here in washington are wondering if this week will prove a turning point for republicans and democrats. members of congress expressed optimism sunday about the prospects for reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases and spending cuts next year that could do serious damage to the economy. they also sounded warnings. >> we can and must get an agreement. otherwise i think first of all the markets are going to start reacting. >> it's not a done deal and not a certainty. if congress does nothing, which congress has gotten pretty good at doing these days, we'll go over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to find common ground to prevent across-the-board cuts lawmakers say should concern everyone. >> i think you should be worried if you have a fence job we all ought to be worried whether we are dependent upon other aspects
the fiscal cliff negotiations. mike morales the acting director has left. he is a strong favorite to remain there although the president's counterterrorism adviser john brennan a big candidate. >> just a slightly less serious note, apparently there's going to be some head shaving on the broadcast this week. >> a first on "this week." this is right. a great story, the top spokesman who had a bet, shawn spicer and brad woodhouse. whoever lost the election would shave their head. so this was shawn spicer was supposed to shave his head. he is the rnc spokesman and when brad found out about this, we're showing it, jon karl is doing the honors. he said he would join in and shave his head. >> he has no credentials for this. >> let's see how he does. the thing is it's for a good cause, st. baldrick's center. >> anyway, you'll be joining that helps kids with cancer so end up both shaving their heads on the show today to help kids with cancer. >> anyway, you'll be joining them? >> i'll help out the cause. >> all right, great to see you. george has a big show. actor/director ben affleck will be here a
has arrived in cairo. >>> fiscal cliff negotiations kick off this week. today two more republicans who previously refused to consider tax hikes are
the role that states or local governments should have in negotiating the fiscal cliff and the issues before washington? a republican caller from michigan. caller: yes. thank you for taking my call. all i wanted to say was, we are already represented in the congress and the senate for the fiscal cliff. host: you think that is enough? caller: i think that is enough. all we have to do is call our senators and congressmen and give our opinion there. host: here is the headline in the "the new york times." we have a tweet that echoes with the last caller says. charlotte on the democrats' line. caller: hello. how are you doing? i agree with the last caller that clarified it constitutionally, no, the states should not have any say in the federal budget. i agree with the young man from alabama. that would be in the south oppressed people. our representatives have a different agenda than the federal and the north and east and west. it is oppression and oppression of women and people of color. it is awful. no, you saw with the states did with voter oppression individually. we cannot afford that. host:
and served as chief justice for the 12th court of appeals. let's start with the fiscal cliff. i want to go to your call for a special prosecutor. on benghazi, but, going to the fiscal cliff, the speaker making it very clear, that hs going to approach the negotiation of the white house, on the cliff, positive with some sense at least of accommodation, potential accommodation, if his terms are met. that is positive stuff, don't you think? >> well, it is positive. t, there's a lot of pressure, right now, and, of course, pressure is what you can use to take care bonn and make diamonds. this is the time to be bold. this is not the time to be defensive and i'm glad the speaker has come forward with a proposal but, the thing is, we ought to be taking the president's words and sticking them back with him. he wants everybody to pay their fair shar let's do it. let's ve capital gains, 15%. let's have income tax, 15%, gift taxes, 15%, let's make sure that warren buffett finally starts paying at least as much as his secretary, in the percentage, and, what has been proposed, here, by the president, wil
to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" looming at the end of the year. this week, a group of christian leaders urged congress and the president not to cut anti-poverty programs as they struggle to reach a deal. in an open letter, the leaders said "we pray during this season, in which we give thanks and offer gifts, that you will advance policies that protect the poor, not ones that make them poorer." >>> meanwhile, a prominent christian advocacy group said while some progress has been made in fighting hunger and poverty worldwide, much more needs to be done. in its annual report, bread for the world called for a renewed push in meeting a series of international goals, including a pledge to cut poverty and hunger in half by the year 2015. the group said in order for those goals to be met, there will need to be continued strong support from the u.s. >>> when the newly-elected congress is sworn in in january, it will be more religiously diverse than ever. the 113th congress will still have a protestant majority, but for the first time, it will include a hindu representative, a buddhist se
that if morsi does not rescind his new powers, the military will likely step in. the looming fiscal cliff, jay carney says everyone has expressed a desire to hammer out an agreement, but he did not give any details about the negotiations so far. the producers of "dallas" say that i are will be giving j.r. ewing a proper sendoff, they are working on the a way to write write the character off the show, after he died on friday. he had filmed six episodes for the season. move over, justin bieber, you have been overstepped. south korean rapper cy has been viewed more than 805 million times. bieber's video, baby, has only 803 million views. those are the top stories right now. >> shannon: something tells me the bieber fans are not going to take that lying down. >> reporter: i don't know. i heard they're a tough bunch. vinever had to deal with them. but it's interesting that this style is so popular here, shannon, because almost the entire thing is in korean. people have no idea what he is saying. >> shannon: luckily, we sweep that and i am interested in the mashup he did with m.c. hammer. >> shannon
, referred to as the fiscal cliff, in the next few weeks, next several weeks, we could have, according to ben bernanke, a very good year in the coming year. >> we've spent the show talking about housing, about energy, about manufacturing, about infrastructure. the things that could really work, light a fire under the economy here. let's say some of this goes right. not all of it, some of the stuff we've been talking about goes right. what does my viewer do about that? >> they should be prepared for a surprise to the upside, rather than the downside. with the fear psychology of the last few years, has been one that, we don't want to lose more money, let's get out of stocks, hide the stuff under the mattress. under the mattress includes money market funds which yield virtually nothing. or nothing. if there is a surprise to the upside, just any one of the few that you talked about, how about all of them could happen? stocks and some other things will be going up in price and you probably want to have some exposure to that. i'm not suggesting for people who sold all their stocks or mutual funds s
before the country falls over the fiscal cliff. athena jones updates us now on negotiations as lawmakers return to washington this week from their holiday break. >> after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday. >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: they express optimism about leaching a deal to avoid tax increases and spending cuts to take effect next year. >> we had a constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's physical problem. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. the. >> reporter: they have been working behind the scenes to find the common ground. how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it is not yet cheer when lawmakers and the president will meet mix. even if some progress is made next week. a final deal can and long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they 10 to do better when they have a deadline. so, i would be pleasantly surprised to see a deal emerge earlier than at the end of the year. but we w
and the white house have just 37 days left to reach a budget deal or risk falling off the fiscal cliff and triggering massive spending cuts and tax hikes. cnn's athena jones reports on a possible turning point in the negotiations. >> reporter: members of congress expressed optimism sunday about the prospects for reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases and spending cuts next year that could do serious damage to the economy. they also sounded warnings. >> we can and must get an agreement, otherwise, i think first of all the markets are going to start reacting. >> it's not a done deal and it's not a certainty. if congress does nothing, which congress has gotten pretty good at doing these days, we'll go over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to find common ground to prevent across the board cuts lawmakers say should concern everyone. >> you should be worried, we all ought to be worried whether we are dependent upon other aspects of the federal budget, whether we're worried about the the regulation of food safety, about
he det right to work on negotiations in an effort to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. lawmakers have just one month to reach a deal before a coyoneination of tax hikes and spending cuts go into effect. which experts warn would send the country back into recession and demat rats want to raise taxes for people making more than $250,000 a or iea're a while fat thlies, republicans want to extend the bush tax cuts for everyone, and want a deal in place by christmas. we'll see if they can do that. three people on board this burning yacht off the cublst of miami had to be rescued by the coast guard, forced toant omip s thiff lprhkily, no one was hurt and the coast guard fired water canons to put the fire out and not known how the blaze was started and the boat was a total loss, worth between $75ct.. maybe even more. well, some justice for kate mid deseton in the tanyless phoo s tcandal. moel o'cane, the editor of the of the irish daily star, resigned aicter tension between he and the paper's shareholders and a threat from the od bers to shut it down if he did not leave and he has yet to ap
. and dealing with the loving fiscal cliff looming -- they will have to deal with this to avoid tax increases and spending cuts at the net jones has the latest on the negotiations. >> after meeting with president of,. >> let me welcome the congressional leadership. >> expressed optimism to avoid $500 billion on tax increases and spending cuts next year. >> we have a very constructive meeting with the president to talk about the americans financial problems. >> we have a cornerstone to fig. >> the have working behind this seemed to work together to bring in tax revenue and reduce spending on medicare but it is not yet clear what lawmakers will meet next. even if some progress is made a final deal could be a long way away. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early they do better when they have a deadline so i would be pleasantly surprised to see a deal emerge earlier. by the end of the year, so we will see. >> tax hikes and steep spending cuts will take place next year. >> 8:41 first, this live look outside at san francisco still very foggy. there are some bridge adviso
so that each side could have room to negotiate. if there's movement being made, we don't know that yet. athena jones, thank you very much. >> coming up in about ten minutes your brain on the fiscal cliff. don't worry. there is a cure. >>> speaking of a whole lot of money, the powerball jackpot is now the largest many the game's history. an estimated $425 million. even though no one won last night's jackpot, people in eight states won $1 million prizes for matching five numbers. the winning numbers were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50, and the powerball was 34. it was the 15th drawing in a row with no jackpot winner. the next drawing wednesday night. >>> clashes on the streets in egypt. anti-government protests sparking outside the capital. now a call for millions to take part. we are live in cairo. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of a
federation of teachers discusses the new priorities and negotiations to avert the so- called fiscal cliff. and a possible review of the military posts of -- military's drone strategy. jeff fager became the executive producer of 60 minutes in 2004. last year he became the first chairman of cbs news. now he talks about the future of network news to the walter cronkite school of journalism at the arizona state of the university -- state university in downtown phoenix. the cronkite school has a special relationship with cbs news. walter cronkite served as the evening news anger for nearly 20 years becoming known as the most trusted man in america for his >> good evening, everyone. the cronkite school has a special relationship with cbs news. walter cronkite served as the evening news anger for nearly 20 years becoming known as the most trusted man in america for his objective, straightforward reporting. he was the face of cbs. three years after he stepped down from the news anger desk, the school was named in is honored. that grew over the next 25 years. today three years after his passing, h
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